June 8, 2007
General aviation pilots will still have access to Chicago Executive Airport's crosswind runway, Runway 6-24. That's because the airport's board did a one-eighty and voted to keep the runway open. As ePilot had previously reported, the board voted in April to begin the process of closing the runway. Officials from Paletine and Prospect Heights, joint sponsors of the airport who appoint airport board members, favored keeping the runway open. The Daily Herald reported that the decision to keep the runway open was made because previous safety, use, and economic development opportunity issues had been resolved. AOPA and local pilots had objected to the board's previous decision to close the runway. A week before the May 31 meeting, AOPA President Phil Boyer met with Prospect Heights Mayor Rodney Pace to discuss the importance of the airport and crosswind runway.
June 8, 2007
The FAA has asked the National Transportation Safety Board to review a judge’s ruling reversing a fine it levied in an unmanned-aircraft case.
The Tucson Soaring Club is trying to grow the sport by training the next generation of glider pilots.
Able Flight has received and $8,000 check from the AOPA Foundation.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.